A True Canadian Hero! William Barker is Canada's most-decorated Great War hero. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on Nov. 3, 1894, he wracked up a total of 50 victories on the Italian and Western fronts. He fought a spectacular dogfight, single-handedly, against 10-plus German fighters (Barker estimated to Captain Johnston in 1919 approximately 15) on October 27, 1918, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross (which is traditionally awarded posthumously). His life was tragically cut short in a flying accident in Ottawa in 1930. Despite his decorations for bravery, his remains were buried in a crypt marked Smith (his wife's family) in Toronto. The author felt the need to address Barker's obscurity. In true Wayne Ralph style, he brings to life the country that was Canada in the early 20th century through this compelling story. This new illustrated edition celebrates Canada's mostdecorated WWI combatant. The exploits of William Barker, VC, DSO, MC merit lasting publication.
|Publisher:||Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.46(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.98(d)|
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